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a little bit of peace in busy venice

we went here for my birthday and it was a wonderful sunny da out in a district more full of locals than tourists. We ate at a little place called Pantini which was one of the best... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we went here for my birthday and it was a wonderful sunny da out in a district more full of locals than tourists. We ate at a little place called Pantini which was one of the best and friendliest meals we had …don't miss this area or restaurant..both wonderful and much cheaper.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Less tourists and many water canals. Perfect equation. Less tourist traps, relatively. The square of the Jewish ghetto has overwhelming engravings

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Venice Carnivale opens in Cannaregio. The atmosphere is vibrant and the opening ceremony worth waiting for. Different every year.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This district is near to the station and the main drag has a lot of of tourist traffic and tourist shops. Fine place to stay for convenience though not the most exciting or romantic area perhaps in the city.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In this quarter you will find shopping (Strada Nova) and history (The Jewish Ghetto). Visiting the Ghetto with a guide is worth a while. we entered three sinagogues that are closed to the public. Very interesting explanations about the houses and families who used to live there. We ended in a lovely restaurant near by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came and wandered all over this area before enjoying the opening ceremony of the Carnival. There were lots of interesting buildings, squares and cafés. As usual when wandering around in Venice you aren't always very sure exactly where you are! But I think we found Venice's Irish pub here, in which we enjoyed a lovely pint of Guiness!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Cannaregio, which is to the north of the main tourist sites and is less touristy. It is an interesting area of local families, small bars and restaurants. A very different feel to the area around St Marks and Rialto.

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely surprise away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist traps but loads going on lots of market stalls and small bars and restaurants

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in Cannaregio for the opening ceremonies of Carnivale, perfect choice! The Canal Cannaregio is the focal point for the first 2 days of Carnivale. & the neighborhood is less touristy than much of the island. I'd definitely would stay there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do the Ghetto tour with the Jewish Museum +see 3 synagogues and hit the kosher bakery in this "hood" AMAZING Almond cookies and pastries

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Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.